Share the Bear


Recognize words that rhyme with share (e.g., "Do share and bear rhyme?") and produce rhyme words (e.g., "Think of a word that rhymes with share?").

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • share
  • bear
  • care
  • tear
  • lair
  • chair


The children will share a bear as they recognize and produce words that rhyme with share, such as bear, glare, tear, hair, and chair

Literacy Activities
Share the Bear game

  • Have the children sit in a circle and sing the Share the Bear song as the bear is passed around the circle.
  • Point out the words within the song that rhyme (e.g., share, bear, care) and have the children emphasize those words by singing them louder than any other word in the song.
  • When the song ends, the child holding the bear gets to choose someone to share the bear with.
  • When the child has chosen someone to share the bear with, have the children say, "Take care of the bear so it does not tear."
  • Repeat the activity, and give several children the opportunity to share the bear. 

Game variation

  • Sing the song again, and have the children jump in the air every time they hear the rhyming words (e.g., share, bear, care).

More Practice
Produce words that rhyme with share

  • Remind the children of the words they played with (e.g., share, bear, care, tear).
  • Have the children think of things that rhyme with share that they could share with the bear (support as needed).

Recognize rhyming words 

  • Have the children repeat a set of two words (e.g., share, bear).
  • Ask the children to show you a thumbs up if the words rhyme and a thumbs down if the words do not rhyme.
  • Repeat with other sets of words: (e.g., care, tear; wear, there; fair, cat; flair, mare; hair, dare; rare, hot; stare, glare).

SEEL Target Texts

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Share the Bear Song (to the tune of Skip to My Lou)

Share, share, share the bear,
Share, share, share the bear,
Share, share, share the bear,
Share the bear with care, please!

SEEL At Home

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Recognize and produce words that rhyme with share.  


  • Teddy bear 

Activity: Share the Bear

  • Have your child teach you the Share the Bear song below (to the tune of "Skip to My Lou"):
    • Share, share, share the bear. 
    • Share, share, share the bear.
    • Share, share, share the bear.
    • Share the bear with care, please!
  • Sing the song together while passing the bear back and forth.
  • When the song ends, have the person who is holding the bear say a word that rhymes with share (e.g., bear, care, wear, there, hair, pear, fair).
  • After singing the song a few times, share chairs with your child by switching back and forth and saying words that rhyme with share.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.


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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.